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I recently gutted an old HP Pavilion desktop from '05 that was collecting dust in the attic. After putting the bare minimum back together, the BIOS registered temperatures of 54 Celsius and I wasn't even sure if that was stable.

The board is P5LP-LE. From the looks of Google search, its a rather standard board that HP uses. The backplate looks like its fused to the motherboard. Are there any options for me besides the terrible stock cooler?

Thanks in advance.
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Well, if you can't remove the heatsink you could always add a fan or two to the case, or replace the CPU fan?
The 54C is that idle?

Oh, and BIOS temp isn't your CPU idle temp, it is always higher.
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Well, if you can't remove the heatsink you could always add a fan or two to the case, or replace the CPU fan?
The 54C is that idle?

Oh, and BIOS temp isn't your CPU idle temp, it is always higher.
The heatsink I can remove fine, its the backplate that looks hard to remove. As for the BIOS temperature: I'm hesitant to do anything with the computer until those temperatures come down a bit, which is why this comes first.

Oh, and the HP case is terrible because it only has 1 fan. I might have to buy a case..
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With excellent cases available cheaply, just buy one and use the HP as a planter or something. See my sig for a thread on choosing a case.
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